Annai Violet Arts and Science College organized “The 4th Chev. Dr. N. R. Dhanapalan Intercollegiate Athletic Meet” on Wednesday, the 3rd January 2018 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The event began at 8.00 am. The College Founder and Chairman PMJF Ln. Dr. N. R. Dhanapalan inaugurated the athletic meet and flagged off the first event. MJF Ln. V. R. Shanmugasundaram, District Governor, PMJF B. Sathyanarayana Murthy, Second Vice District Governor and Ln. R. Sampath, LCIF, Regional Co-Ordinator lighted the athletic torch. Ln. N. R. D. Prem Kumar, Secretary and Dr. P. E. R. Premchand, Joint Secretary, Annai Violet Group of Institutions, declared the meet open.
37 colleges in and around Chennai participated in the track and field events. The athletic event was initiated with an invocation song and the guests were welcomed by the College Principal Dr. Kamala Balakrishnan. Vice Pincipal Mrs. Japhia Solomon introduced the Guest of Honour. Eminent and Experienced referees from various colleges guided the events. College Physical Director Mr. J. Ram Kumar of AVC conferred the winners with his fair and unbiased judgement.
The Chief Guest for the valedictory was Mr. A. Rajan - Athletic Coach, Sports Hostel of Excellence, Tamilnadu, who is an Asian Gold Medalist in 800 mts, Asian Games, Tokyo,1981. He mesmerised the students and participants with his motivational speech and distributed the prizes and cash awards to the winners. The event came to an end with a Vote of thanks by the Student Sports Secretary Mr. A. P. Yuvaraj